Sabermetricians spend a lot of time struggling away with advanced math tools to come up with accurate ways to model the game of baseball...but your average fan of the game has little to know chance of understanding what good and bad values of those metrics are or putting any kind of magnitude on goodness or badness.

If I tell you Babe Ruth Created 22 wins in 1921...your average baseball fan will say "22 wins...that sounds like a lot. Is that good?" It gets even muddier when I try to make the case that Edgar Martinez was worth more to his teams than say...Bill Mazeroski by claiming that Edgar produced 10-14 wins a year on offense alone on average, whereas Mazeroski would be lucky to create 6-8 wins combining his offense and defense. It's hard for someone to really place what "six wins created" means compared to 10...etc

Fans of baseball think (unavoidably) in terms of easily identifyable statistics that are commonly published.

I've put PCA win statistics into the form of batting averages...and am working on putting pitching statistics into the form of ERAs...but what kind of immediately recognizeable stat is there for representing fielding? I'm trying to figure out how to put PCA fielding wins into a form that is immediately recognizeable and that fans can just look at and know what I'm saying when I quote a statistic.

What do you associate with fielding? I thought of F% but that is bounded on the high side be 1.000 and the distribution of F% is EXTREMELY screwed with a long, thick tail heading away from 1.000, making it unusable here. Do I have any other options?

If I tell you Babe Ruth Created 22 wins in 1921...your average baseball fan will say "22 wins...that sounds like a lot. Is that good?" It gets even muddier when I try to make the case that Edgar Martinez was worth more to his teams than say...Bill Mazeroski by claiming that Edgar produced 10-14 wins a year on offense alone on average, whereas Mazeroski would be lucky to create 6-8 wins combining his offense and defense. It's hard for someone to really place what "six wins created" means compared to 10...etc

Fans of baseball think (unavoidably) in terms of easily identifyable statistics that are commonly published.

I've put PCA win statistics into the form of batting averages...and am working on putting pitching statistics into the form of ERAs...but what kind of immediately recognizeable stat is there for representing fielding? I'm trying to figure out how to put PCA fielding wins into a form that is immediately recognizeable and that fans can just look at and know what I'm saying when I quote a statistic.

What do you associate with fielding? I thought of F% but that is bounded on the high side be 1.000 and the distribution of F% is EXTREMELY screwed with a long, thick tail heading away from 1.000, making it unusable here. Do I have any other options?

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